Our group of friends this year who are getting married is really varied. They are mostly my friends - two from law school, one from my college dorm, one from my hockey team, and one cousin - and so unlike the year that we got married, when 6 of our friends did as well - with fairly similar weddings - these are all the weddings that I talked about wanting and thought about having but didn't actually get to throw.
This year, we seem to have been invited to All the Weddings We Didn't Have (and really, couldn't have). The carnival wedding (complete with pony rides), the small intimate wedding with only 65 people; the beautiful outdoor wedding at Cylburn Arboretum (not that I don't love our own nature center); the really really fun, but still unbelievably classy, wedding; the camping wedding; and also, the potluck wedding.
What's fun about this is that we get to go to all of these weddings and really enjoy ourselves, and because I loved our own wedding so much, I'm not thinking about what might have been.
I could also make a few loaves of homemade bread and serve it with butter - I am afraid that the butter might melt, but if we bring a cooler and keep it cold overnight, since you can keep butter at room temperature, I'm less worried about perishability. If the butter is soft, I could even mix it with herbs at the last minute and serve it that way. Perhaps a spice mix with olive oil would make a nice alternative dip to the butter? (I believe there will be vegans present.)
Does anybody have any better ideas? Must be vegetarian! Are there any canned or jarred foods or salsas that are classy? I'm not even looking for anything that classy, but the people throwing the wedding aren't big on super-processed food, so no velveeta or helluvagood dip.